December 31, 2018 Subject:
Brought Chinese food into the show
Went all the way across town to Clement St. on buses to my favorite, the defunct Ocean Restaurant, but had leftovers and was able to bring them into the show. In those days you could bring anything except weapons and fireworks into a Home show.
NOTE: previous review with list of best shows in 1984 missed one of the very best ever: 7/13/84 Greek Theater, Dark Star encore!
March 16, 2018 Subject:
Happy New Year
Solid performance and what a fun show.
Highlights: Shakedown Street, Fire On The Mountain, Space, Spanish Jam, The Wheel
Year In Review: After spinning the entire year in order, I have to say 84 was not an off year by any means. Sure there were stretches of average shows and lackluster jams but quite enjoyable for the most part.
My Top Shows in 84:
4/17, 4/29, 6/27, 6/29, 6/30, 7/3, 7/7, 10/15, 10/28, 10/30, 12/29, 12/31
August 15, 2017 Subject:
helluva good show
started listening in pro-forma fashion before moving on to 1985 and both performance and sbd mix are primo. show really got my attention at peggy-o and jackstraw and never let go of me.
thx charlie miller
January 5, 2017 Subject:
on to 1985!
September 17, 2012 Subject:
You are the master of remaster. Thank you Mr. Charlie
I just listened to the FM before this. It is like 2 different shows. Nice remaster w/ this version. Minglewood, Peggy-O, Jack Straw and Drums are Ultramix or the '84 Equivalent (FM mix?) it sounds like to me. Other tracks sound more like a straight board. Weird recording noises & hiss in Women & some in space. All just part of the normal tape experience. The recording is nice and full w/ Healy's tricks coming through. I think Boards from this period are better than Aud. b/c you can actually hear all the subtleties that get lost in the audience fog.
The playing in this show is inspired w/ that dark spacey sound that made '84 '84. No way to go wrong with a 17 minute Shakedown to start, nice Scarlet> Fire & Spanish Jam in the middle, tossing in an orphaned UJB towards the end. Sounded like somebody might have been going for a China Doll out of UJB but it did not materialize. Pretty unusual & innovative for an 80s NYE show. Check it out and enjoy.